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Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There is a discourse that calls issues of sexual violence and abuse, female issues. The mere reference to issues that cast women as victims, female issues, removed the central perpetrator from the equation. If a woman is abused, beaten or killed, we...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 11:18 PMOkoye Henry

The Area One Police will be staging a major concert in Montego Bay, in an effort to strengthen police community relations in western Jamaica.The event, which is to be held to mark the 150th anniversary of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is scheduled...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Collin Johnson, farmer:"It is important because young people need meet and socialise and learn how to agree to disagree, and from there conflict resolution skills can be built."Adrian Parkinson, tour...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Hanover Parish Library Network recently staged its Basic Computer Training graduation ceremony for just over 25 community members from Lucea and its environs, at its headquarters at Watson Taylor Drive in Lucea.The programme saw the participants...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is undertaking a multimillion-dollar Hot Mix Patching Programme along several roadways in the parish of Trelawny.According to Community Relations Officer for the NWA's Western Region Janel Ricketts the programme...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Do you remember being told as a child that nothing bigger than your elbow should be inserted into your ear canal? Of course, it was with the understanding that this was impossible and was really a way to discourage the practice of ear cleaning. So...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The gnawing gun-violence problem in Hanover has resulted in the Hanover Football Association reducing the number of match venues, for the playing of games in this season's Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sports in general and football in particular, has been cited as one of the key catalysts to violence reduction and prevention in Jamaica.In his 2010 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture, titled Sport in Jamaica: A Local and International Perspective,...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

:Prime Minister Andrew Holness, May 2016:"We have to build houses for the young graduates coming up. We have to build houses to replace...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Although five years have passed since Member of Parliament for East Central St James, Edmund Bartlett announced plans to develop the community of Dumfries into a satellite town, the area remains stagnant with no development in sight....

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Take a second and try this little experiment with me. Imagine a lemon. Hold it in your mind. See how yellow it is. Smell its aroma. Now cut it in half with a knife and sink your teeth into one half. Taste the strong sour flavor. What happened to you...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Several publications, including Vision 2030, Jamaica's National Plan for Sustainable Development which was spearheaded by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, have stated that urban and rural development physical planning approaches...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Council, Sheridan Samuels, and Councillor of the Lucea Division, Easton Edwards, paid a joint visit to the Bigwell community in Lucea on Sunday, to express support to the families of three persons...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The sixth staging of The Great Escape Weekend in Negril is set to get under way in Negril this Easter.The events will run from Good Friday through to Easter Monday and will comprise of five parties, the first of which is the Black and Black, an all-...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Despite the Cockpit Country having 'protected area' designation, environmentalist Hugh Dixon is still worried that the Government could still try to extract the estimated 300 million tons of bauxite in the region, which spans sections of Trelawny...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

I have what others call a bad habit: I rarely watch the news. I know, shameful (as I sit here writing for a newspaper.) Here's my explanation. I've discovered that I like to be in control of what I see and hear - mostly uplifting, results-oriented...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Peter Espeut, Gleaner columnist, June 2016:"Should the bauxite in the Cockpit Country be mined...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:A Technical report prepared by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Centre for Environmental Management, in September 2013, noted that residents are in agreement that the Jamaica National Heritage Trust should seek a nomination of...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Hanover Association of Branch Societies (HABS) of the Jamaica Agricultural Society is now recruiting young ladies between ages 18 to 25 to enter the Miss Hanover Farm Queen Competition, which will be held during the second Agricultural Food and...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Bureau:Major rehabilitation work is to be undertaken on the Blenheim Community Centre in Hanover, which has never been used the entire 17 years since it was constructed.The state of the centre was highlighted in a Western Focus article last...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The capital town of Falmouth in Trelawny, was chosen by the Ministry of Tourism to kick-start a series of activities locally to celebrate the designation of 2017 as the United Nation's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.These...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Residents of Blenheim in Hanover say that bad roads, water shortage, and a lack of employment opportunities are squeezing the lifeblood out of the community and its sister districts, Richmond and Cacoon.One resident of Blenheim, who gave her name as...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Seventy-six-year-old Blenheim resident Aston Buchanan says that he is gravely disappointed that the economic benefits that the Bustamante Heritage Site and the district's 17-year-old community centre were expected to bring to the area have not...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Eating healthy brings with it many restrictions. In order to increase the variety, which may be diminished when removing unhealthy foods, some new foods may be explored. Quinoa is one such healthy option.Quinoa is grown in South America and was a...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development will be allocating $40 million to provide potable water to residents of drought-stricken communities in Hanover, Westmoreland, St Elizabeth and Manchester.According to portfolio Minister...

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